A Helicopter at Sunset and the Triple Conjunction
Just a couple of quick pics. Tonight at sunset, a helicopter flew near the top limb of the Sun. A little luck and a little alertness allowed me to snap an interesting photo.
Note the little bright spot by the helicopter. I believe this is a small mirage of the Sun caused by sunlight that is refracted by the hot exhaust fromt he helicopter (the mirage sure looks like it is right in the exhaust plume!)
For the planet conjunction, I decided to find some nice saguaros for the foreground tonight.
Mercury is noticeably higher. Tonight will be the closest approach between Jupiter and Venus. Jupiter will get lower each night as Venus continues to slowly rise each night. Fun to watch the constantly changing positions.
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